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6-Day Miami and Chicago Tour Tour from Miami/Fort Lauderdale

Tour Code: 255-2791   
From USD  $863   
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Saturday (4/1-10/31/2016)
Depart from:
Miami, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL
Duration:
6 Days 5 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Chicago (Lake Michigan Cruise, Magnificent Mile, Northwestern University, United Center, Willis Tower), Miami (Biscayne Bay Cruise, Dolphin Mall), Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park (Everglades Airboat Rides), Miami Beach (Miami Night Tour, South Beach), Key West (Hemingway House). Inclusions: 5 nights hotel accomodations, Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle

  • 100% guaranteed departure; if cancelled 120% will be refunded.

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    Miami Hotel OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
    Newport Beachside Hotel Resort or equivalent with breakfast - surcharge 2016-05-05 - 2016-12-18 $315$376$526$656
    • Buy 2 Get 3rd Free: (1) Cancellation of free-fare passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $610 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
    • Child rates: Child rates apply to those who are 0-12 yrs old. Customers are welcome to use child safety seats on that have lap and/or shoulder belts/harnesses. Children sharing a room with 2 adult passengers pay the same price as a third or fourth adult. Please note that each hotel room can only accommodate up to 4 guests of any age.
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    Day 1

    Fort Lauderdale - Miami (27 miles)

    Guests will be picked up from either the Miami or Fort Lauderdale airport as they arrive. Alternatively, they can be picked up at either city's port. Guests will meet their guide at the baggage claim area. Those who arrive before 12 pm will have a chance to travel to either the Dolphin Mall or the Aventura Mall for some shopping (shopping time between 12 pm to 8 pm). They are also invited to take a special Night Tour of the trendy South Beach neighborhood (for an additional price of $35 per person, minimum 2 passengers).

    More» Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 87,779. Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century. «Less

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      More» This neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida (east of Miami itself) is known worldwide for its nightlife and trendy entertainment. However, it is also home to many cultural institutions, such as museums, theaters, and historic sites. «Less
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      More» Join an exclusive night tour that will take guests to Florida's premier spot for nightlife and parties: South Beach. Miami Beach is home to a number of trendy, upscale neighborhoods visited by people from all over the world! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $35

    More» Sitting on the southern coast of Florida, this beautiful always-warm city is famous for its beaches, nature, and nightlife as well as its prominence in the business world. However you want to experience Florida, you can in Miami! «Less

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      More» This massive outlet store complex run by Simon Malls is a haven for shoppers who love both labels and bargains. Factory and surplus stores-- such as ALDO, GUESS, and Fossil-- sell normally-expensive items at huge discounts. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child $40; Senior $40
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      More» As the third-largest shopping mall in the country, the Aventura Mall in Miami houses top-of-the-line stores and boutiques to excite the most avid shoppers. Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and JC Penney serve as the large, anchor stores for this huge complex. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $40; Child (3-12 yrs) $40; Senior $40|Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 9:30pm, Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale/Sawgrass Grand Hotel/Quality Inn/Days Inn or equivalent
    Deluxe Hotel: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort/Days Hotel-Thunderbird Beach Resort or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included (At hotel)
    Day 2

    Miami - Everglades National Park - Miami (118 miles)

    In the morning we will visit Everglades National Park, where we will have the chance to take an Airboat Ride. Later in the day we will tour Miami, where we will see the Biltmore Hotel, the Cuban district of Little Havana, and cap things off with a pleasant Biscayne Bay Cruise. After that, we will get to explore the famous Art Deco District in Miami Beach.

    More» The Everglades as the only area of subtropical wilderness in the United States. The unique wildlife that makes its home in Everglades National Park, from manatees to alligators and more, draws over a million people every year. «Less

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      More» Airboat tours allow visitors to see otherwise inaccessible parts of this impressive national park. These large, flat-bottom boats are propelled by a giant fan that sits in the back, and offer a Floridian experience unlike any other! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (6-11 yrs) $13; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25|Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    More» Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 87,779. Miami Beach has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century. «Less

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      More» Running along famous Ocean Avenue in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida is the area known as the "Art Deco District." It is a United States Historic District known for its Art Deco-style hotels and mansions. «Less

    More» Sitting on the southern coast of Florida, this beautiful always-warm city is famous for its beaches, nature, and nightlife as well as its prominence in the business world. However you want to experience Florida, you can in Miami! «Less

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      More» This lovely city in southern Florida is located southwest of downtown Miami. Coral Gables is notable for being the home of the University of Miami, one of the nation's top schools, as well as for its Mediterranean-style architecture. «Less
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      More» This neighborhood in the heart of Miami is a testament to Florida's rich cultural heritage. Named for the capital of nearby Cuba and populated by mostly Latin-American immigrants, it is home to authentic Latin food and fun! «Less
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      More» Florida's Biscayne Bay is a lagoon that stretches 35 miles along the Florida coastline. Boat tours out of Miami offer views not just of the city and coastline, but several sights that can only truly be appreciated from the water. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $28; Child (3-9 yrs) $20; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $28
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale/Sawgrass Grand Hotel/Quality Inn/Days Inn or equivalent
    Deluxe Hotel: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort/Days Hotel-Thunderbird Beach Resort or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included (At hotel)
    Day 3

    Miami - Key West - Miami (259 miles)

    Today we will tour the city of Key West, FL. This island in the Florida Keys is the southernmost city in the continental United States. It is loved by tourists internationally for its idyllic Caribbean waters, warm and cozy weather, and stretches of white beaches. To get there, we must cross the Seven Mile Bridge. We will have the chance to visit Ernest Hemingway's House, who was very fond of this area. Then, we will shop for souvenirs on Duval Street and at the Marina Marketplace. We will leave Key West at about 5pm and return to Miami for the night.

    More» This island in the Florida Keys is the southernmost city in the continental United States. It is loved by tourists internationally for its idyllic Caribbean waters, warm and cozy weather, and stretches of white beaches. «Less

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      More» Anyone who plans on driving to Key West needs to cross this bridge to do so. Finalized in 1912, this bridge connects Key West to mainland Florida, and has been featured in several movies. «Less
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      More» The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum in Key West was the famous author's home for almost ten years and was where he wrote some of his famous works. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1968. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $13; Child (3-12 yrs) $6; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $13
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      More» This famous shopping and dining area in idyllic Key West, Florida runs from the Gulf of Mexico on one side to the Atlantic Ocean on the other. In addition to boutiques and dinettes, Duval Street boasts historic Victorian-Style homes. «Less
    Standard Hotel: Ramada Plaza Fort Lauderdale/Sawgrass Grand Hotel/Quality Inn/Days Inn or equivalent
    Deluxe Hotel: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort/Days Hotel-Thunderbird Beach Resort or equivalent
    Breakfast: Included (At hotel)
    Day 4

    Fort Lauderdale - Miami - Chicago (30 miles)

    In the morning, we will have some free time in Fort Lauderdale. In the afternoon, we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Chicago (please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information). When we arrive in Chicago, we will be able to take an option Night Tour.

    More» Fort Lauderdale has been called the "Venice of America" due to its large canal system not unlike that in the famous Italian city. It's amazing beaches, vibrant history, and unique layout make it an extremely popular tourist spot. «Less

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

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      More» Beginning downtown, we will first head to Grant Park. The fountain here is illuminated in the evening by colorful lights. Then, we will go to the 360 Chicago observation deck to see a panoramic view of the city at night! «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child $25; Senior $25
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Chicago

    Today we will explore Chicago, IL, the Windy City! Stops on our extensive tour include the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), Buckingham Fountain, and the Magnificent Mile. Guests will also have the opportunity to take a Boat Ride on Lake Michigan.

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This impressive and somewhat bizarre stainless steel sculpture is the focal point of AT&T Plaza in Chiago, Illinois' Millennium Park. Nicknamed "The Bean" due to its shape, it was constructed in 2006 and designed by British artist Anish Kapoor. «Less
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      More» This building is better known under its original name, Sears Tower. The Tower is 108 stories and 1,451 feet tall, making it the second-tallest building in the United States, behind only the new World Trade Center building. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (6-12 yrs) $14; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $22
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      More» Visitors to the Chicago, IL area can enjoy scenic ventures out on the waters of Lake Michigan, one of the United States' "Great Lakes." This unique view of the wonderful Chicago skyline is a fantastic opportunity for photos. «Less
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      More» The Magnificent Mile is an upscale neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. It is known for its shopping, hotels, and nightlife. It is also home to famous Chicago landmarks like the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, and the Chicago Water Tower. «Less
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      More» This arena is home to the Chicago Bulls of the NBA and the Blackhawks of the NHL. It was built in 1994. The plaza in front of the stadium has statues of athletes like Michael Jordan and Bobby Hull. «Less
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      More» The Art Institute is the 2nd-largest art museum in the US after the Met in New York. It houses pieces by renowned painters such as Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, as well as an extensive collection of African-American art. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (Under 14 yrs) Free; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $19|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 10:30am - 5:00pm, Thu 10:30am - 8:00pm
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      More» The Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 25,000 fish and other marine animals of more than 1500 species. It has been honored as both a National Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $31; Child (3-12 yrs) $22; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $31
    • Seasonal
      More» The Architectural Cruise of Chicago is a perfect way to view one of America's most formidable cities, all from the comfort of a boat leisurely sailing down the Chicago River, either during the day or at twilight. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $45; Child (3-12 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $38; Tax not included
    Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn O'Hare or similar
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Chicago - Milwaukee - Chicago (184 miles)

    This morning, we will head to Milwuakee, the biggest industrial city in the state of Wisconsin. We will visit the Harley-Davidson Museum to learn about the history of this legendary motorcycle company. Then, we will see the BMO Harris Bradley Center, an indoor basketball arena, and the Basilica of St. Josaphat. When we return to Chicago, we will visit the campus of Northwestern University, one of the top colleges in the country, and the Baha'i Temple. At the end of the day, guests will be transferred to O'Hare International Airport for their flights out of Chicago. Please see "Departure and Return" for ore detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

    More» Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. «Less

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      More» This indoor arena in downtown Milwaukee is home to the Bucks of the NBA and the Marquette University men's basketball team. It seats over 18,000 people. If needed, it can be converted to host hockey games. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Closed Sunday
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      More» The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company has over 100 years of history, making some of the finest "choppers" - a style of motorcycle - in the world. This museum chronicles that history through exhibits, real motorcycles, and other artifacts. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $14|Opening Hours: Fri - Wed 9:00am - 6:30pm
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      More» Located in the Lincoln Village area of Milwaukee, this Catholic Church was modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its construction was completed in 1901. «Less

    More» Chicago is a city of color and history. The largest city in the American Midwest, it sits on Lake Michigan. It is home to one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower, and many other amazing activities. «Less

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      More» The Baha'i Temple in the Chicago suburbs is a unique member of the National Register of Historic Places. It is the oldest remaining Baha'i House of Worship in the world, and the only one in the US. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Northwestern University is perhaps best knows for its Medill School of Journalism, which is widely considered to be the best school of communications in the country and one of the best in the world. Alumni include George RR Martin. «Less
      Admission (Optional): Adult $10; Child $7; Senior $10
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport meet and greet: Free airport pick up in Miami (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL) is between 10:00am and 10:00pm. Those who arrive outside this window will be charges a fee:
      • MIA to standard/deluxe hotel: $80/person for the first four people and $10/person for everyone thereafter.
      • FLL to standard/deluxe hotel: $80/person for the first four people and $10/person for everyone thereafter.
    • Pier meet and greet: Please write down the name of cruise liner you take, the arrival pier and the pick up time you selected at " Pickup Time, Location and Other Information" area.
      • Free pick up from port of Miami(POM): 9:00am or 12:00pm
      • Free pick up from port of Fort Lauderdale (POE): 10:30am
    • Return Flight arrangement: There are still travel activities on the last day of the tour, please book flight after 7:00PM from ORD. Guests who want to leave from MDW is responsible for arranging transportation to the airport at their own expense. Please book flights out of MDW after 7:00pm..
    • Paid transportation service:24-hour paid transportation service is available for the first two persons at $120 and with $10 for each additional person.
    • Note: Service fee for free pick up is $8/person.
    • Price Includes

    • Meal: When stay in Miami, free breakfast is included.
    • Roundtrip airport transfer (excluded service fee $8/per person
    • 5 nights hotel accomodations
    • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle
    • Tour guide Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child Senior
      Chicago, IL
      Architectural Cruise (Optional) $45 $25 (3-12 yrs) $38 (Over 65 yrs)
      Art Institute of Chicago (Optional) $25 Free (Under 14 yrs) $19 (Over 65 yrs)
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $25 $25 $25
      Chicago Night Tour (Optional) $25 $15 $25
      Northwestern University (Optional) $10 $7 $10
      Shedd Aquarium (Optional) $31 $22 (3-12 yrs) $31 (Over 62 yrs)
      Willis Tower (Optional) $22 $14 (6-12 yrs) $22 (Over 62 yrs)
      Everglades National Park
      Everglades Airboat Rides (Optional) $25 $13 (6-11 yrs) $25 (Over 65 yrs)
      Key West, FL
      Hemingway House (Optional) $13 $6 (3-12 yrs) $13 (Over 65 yrs)
      Miami, FL
      Aventura Mall (Optional) $40 $40 (3-12 yrs) $40
      Biscayne Bay Cruise (Optional) $28 $20 (3-9 yrs) $28 (Over 65 yrs)
      Dolphin Mall (Optional) $40 $40 $40
      Miami Beach, FL
      Miami Night Tour (Optional) $35 $25 (3-12 yrs) $35 (Over 65 yrs)
      Milwaukee, WI
      Harley-Davidson Museum (Optional) $20 $10 (3-12 yrs) $14 (Over 62 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Flights between Miami or Fort Lauderdale and Chicago
    • All meals and drinks during the trip.
    • A mandatory service fees: Minimum $8 / day / person should be paid in cash to tour guide and the bus driver as a service fee. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well. Ex: 2 people taking a 2-day tour would pay: $8 x 2 (seats) x 2 (days) = $32.
    • Personal room fees: such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/mini bar items, unless they are otherwise specified.
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • When shopping at either Aventura Mall or Dolphin Mall, transportation fee is $20/person/one way.
    • Tour route may be changed and reversed; you may contact the vendor 1-2 days prior departure to confirm final itinerary
    • Customers are held solely responsible for their own travel documents and/or visas if required.
    • Bus Arrangement: Usually only passengers in the same order will be arranged in the same bus. If you book the tour separately with your friends and you want to sit in the same bus, you need to inform us before departure . Or you may be arranged in different buses.
    • Language: All tours are escorted by professional bi- or multi-lingual tour and/or driver guides (English/Chinese). Depending on the number of passengers booked for a particular departure, tours and/or languages may be combined to operate the tours.
    • Passengers who take this tour need to purchase admission tickets from tour escort on the departure date.
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    Cancellations and Cancellation Fees
    Regardless of reason, cancellations result in costly charges from our travel and hotel providers covering penalties and fees incurred by canceling confirmed and pending bookings. Therefore, cancellation penalties and or fees will apply. Time of cancellation will be determined when notice is received and confirmed by our office. Notice of cancellation must be made directly to TakeTours by email or through web mail at Contact Us .

    Tour Departure: This tour has 100% guaranteed departure; if the tour is cancelled there will be refund of 120%. Restrictions apply; due to weather conditions, State Emergencies, Airport Closures or anything beyond the control of the tour operator the 120% refund will NOT apply.

    Cancellation penalties per person for tours last 5 or more days(Notification day and departure day are not counted)

    • Up to 46 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
    • 21-45 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount.
    • 8-20 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount.
    • 1-7 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount.
    • Day of departure or no show - 100% per person.
    • Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit entire payment.
    • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.

    NOTE: We cannot grant any refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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